Sunday, August 21, 2011

Efudex takes Round Two

OK, This isn't a pity party post, but more of an update of what's happening with the skin cancers that seem to keep haunting me....
As most of you who follow me know that Efudex is the brand name for fluorouracil, sometime referred to as 5-FU; another brand name is Carac. Technically, these drugs are in fact chemotherapy, but they won’t make you nauseous or cause you to lose you hair. What they will do is make the treated area of your skin look and feel completely miserable for several weeks. This is the part that I am nervous about most! I really am dreading the burning, the itching, the oozing sores, the redness, the sleepless nights, and the scabbing! But, I will look at the positive side and say " take that you pre-Cancer!"
Well, here I go....You will have to check in on my cancer journal for random updates which will be towards the end of that page. I will post randomly this round and provide photos now and then. Wish me luck...I will need it!


  1. I am so sorry to hear that you have to go through that again!!
    HUGE "hugs" and i'm keeping you in my prayers and sending healthy healing thoughts your way!!

  2. Got an idea....toss out all your mirrors till it is over. Kidding aside, I am sorry that you are going through this, sis.

  3. Good luck ! Hope it goes by fast !

  4. Betty, sending healing thoughts for no itching, burning and oozing!

    Love and hugs, Carla

  5. How are you doing? Hope the itching and all is not as bad as it was...I am still trying to get up the courage to do it maybe here soon. Love let us know how you are getting along....


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